WELCOME TO THE NYC CHAPTER OF THE GLOBAL ASSOCIATION FOR VR AND AR

WHY JOIN VRARA NYC?

Given that New York City is a metropolitan hub for national & international businesses, institutions, and organizations, the VRARA NYC chapter represents the coming-together of brilliant minds all over the VR/AR ecosystem, from original content creators & creative distributors to innovative hardware companies to ambitious researchers. Also, VRARA NYC works across the globe with other VRARA chapters, giving you world-wide reach and potential. 

VRARA NYC has been instrumental in helping Mativision expanding overseas from London. Introductions to major brands and helping build brand awareness in the US market are only some of the activities that are offered via our membership and are already driving value for us. We definitely see VRARA NYC playing a crucial role as we establish ourselves in the US market. Thanks guys!
— George Kapellos. Head of Marketing & Partnerships, Mativision
The VRARA NYC Chapter has given us the boost we needed to get into the places we need to be. In a short time, the exposure to major strategic partners like the USPS, Venture Capital Investors and Major Corporate clients has given us the opportunity of a lifetime in the VR space. We continuously leverage our VRARA team and member community to gain access to the most important contacts to make our business grow.
— Dennis Adamo, Commercial Director & COO, SpaceoutVR
VRARA NYC has played a tremendous role in helping to get the word out about Touchstone VR’s consumer insights services and research reports and connecting us with key VRARA partners in the U.S. Since we became members, our VR/AR research has been featured in over 25 major media publications across the world. VRARA NYC is the answer we have been waiting for to help us build up the VR AR community here on the East Coast and at the same time expanding our connections with other amazing VRARA members across the globe. We look forward to attending future VRARA NYC sponsored events and continued partnerships with VRARA members in the years to come.
— Aaron Burch, President, Touchstone Research, Inc.

FEATURED NYC MEMBERS


UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Dec 16 - VRevolution at NASDAQ Marketplace

 

NEWS

See daily updates on our Twitter 

Nov 29 - Watch the Webinar, "Revolutionizing & Democratizing Medical Education with VR" 

Nov 3 - Mativision launches world’s first virtual medical reality training facility

Oct 29 - Recap of the StoryNEXT VR Stories event by USA TODAY NETWORK

Oct 28 - The VR/AR Association Debuts World's First Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality News Show

Oct 27 - StoryNEXT VR event by USA TODAY NETWORK

Oct 10 - USA TODAY NETWORK Joins the VR/AR Association

Oct 6 - VRARA member Mativision featured during Facebook's Oculus keynote event

Sept 30 - Podcast with VRARA member Mativision on VRinOR (listen here)

Sept 29 - Recap of our event, AR for Producers

Sept 28 - VRARA at AWE Asia

Sept 14 - VRARA Webinar (watch here)

Sept 12 - Mativision joins VRARA 

Sept 9 - Recap of our event, Envision VR AR Entertainment

Sept 1 - NYC Chapter member, SpaceoutVR featured on the Everything VR & AR Podcast (listen here)

Aug 29 - VRARA NYC Chapter member, SpaceoutVR, listed in the Top 10 Most Amazing Virtual Reality Startups, honorable mention

Aug 3 - Kris Kolo of VRARA NYC Chapter presenting at the S&P Global Media School Analyst Training in VR

Aug 1 2016 - VRARA NYC Chapter featured on the Everything VR & AR Podcast (listen here)

July 18 2016 - Momentum Announces Partnership With the VR/AR Association to Present VRevolution - a Major Virtual and Augmented Reality Event

June 25, 2016 SpaceoutVR, Inc Presents at the USPS Office of Inspector General VR Awareness

June 12, 2016 - Bottle Rocket becomes a member of the VR/AR Association 

May 24, 2016 - Daydream App Brings a Big Bang Renamed Spaceout.VR Daydream.VR is renamed and relaunched as Spaceout.VR, available now for Google Cardboard

April 11 - NYU becomes a member of the VR/AR Association

April 1 - The VR/AR Association Partners with Tribeca Film Festival for a Special VR Event

March 29 - The Virtual Reality Summit Hits NYC

March - Touchstone Research Becomes a VRARA Member

March 25 - The VR AR March Event in NYC

March 3 - AOL Virtual Reality Immersion Summit

Feb 29 - Daydream.IO Becomes a Member of the VR/AR Association

Feb 19 - VR AR at Microsoft in NYC

Feb 2 - Apple Acquires FlyBy Media, an AR NYC Company

OFFICE LOCATION

115 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

(650) 690 5361

THE TEAM

Kris Kolo
President, NYC

Email: kris@thevrara.com
Twitter: @kriskolodziej
LinkedIn: Kris Kolo

 

Tristian Lacroix
Senior Director, Integrated Marketing, NYC

Email: tristian@thevrara.com
Twitter: @Tristian_VRARA
LinkedIn: Tristian Lacroix

 

Lex Dreitser
Director, NYC

LinkedIn: Lex Dreitser Twitter: LexUnity

 

Bryan Oliveira
Manager, Creative, NYC

 

Chris Pfaff
Advisor, NYC

LinkedIn: Chris Pfaff

 

 

Kris Kolo was an Advisor, Board Member, to FlyBy Media, an AR tech startup, acquired by Apple. In addition, Kris was an executive at Toys R Us and Verizon. At Toys R Us, Kris was working on digital in-store initiatives and shopping solutions, including VR AR with Metaio.  At Verizon, Kris was responsible for Media, Entertainment, and Location-Based apps & platforms; Kris was collaborating with Wikitude to integrate AR Navigation into Verizon's GPS Navigation.  

 

NETWORK

Connect and build strong relationships with key players in the VR/AR ecosystem through VRARA or partner-hosted events in NYC and beyond.

COLLABORATE 

Work with innovators in the VR/AR ecosystem across all verticals, from original content creators to innovative hardware companies.

RESEARCH

Gain unlimited, exclusive access to VRARA research and publications, or, when applicable, receive discounts to third-party reports.